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What is mwssvc.exe?

Mwssvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if mwssvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Mwssvc.exe file information

The process known as My Web Search Bar belongs to software My Web Search Bar or Legacy utilities for WebPlus (version 10) or My Web Search Service or Virgin Media Broadband Help by MyWebSearch.com (www.mywebsearch.com).

Description: Mwssvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. mwssvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 28,762 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 28,728 bytes or 34,320 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/mwssvc.exe.html 
The program is not visible. Mwssvc.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case of problems with mwssvc.exe, you can do the following:

  • ask the software vendor, www.funwebproducts.com, for advice
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ My Web Search Bar or Legacy utilities for WebPlus 10

Recommended: Identify mwssvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mwssvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the mwssvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It's bundled with the myscreensaver.com package.. part of the toolbar. Spybot Search and Destroy's teatimer intercepted the file as a potential threat. "Spybot-Search and Destroy has encountered and terminated a process that is listed as part of a malicous software".
  Jack   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of mwssvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks mwssvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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